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What a gruesome weekend. The news from Norway was almost too awful to comprehend.

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The killer was vainglorious, lethal, meticulous and utterly callous. He was also desperate for the world to know exactly who he was and why he had decided to embark on such a brutal killing spree.

Norway terror death toll rises to 93

The death toll from Norway's bomb attack and mass shooting rose to 93 today as reports emerged of the attacker's links to the British far right.

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The death toll from the massacre in Norway is expected to rise still further today as British police stand ready to help detectives investigating the bomb attack and mass shooting.

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The nation has to face up to its extremist threat

Wealth and political stability have not protected this model of social democracy from tensions over immigration

'People were being shot in the water as they tried to swim away'

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One of Norway's most celebrated crime writers has criticised the Norwegian security services, saying complacency had allowed 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik to massacre almost 100 people.

A massive blast, and the carnage was just beginning

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